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Nelson #Mandela has left hospital and has been taken to his Johannesburg home: http://bbc.in/14akHOV The 95-year-old is continuing to receive intensive care, South Africa's presidency says. The country's first democratically elected president had been in hospital since June with a lung infection.

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In rural ERs, kids get better care with telemedicine - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — After a live videoconference with a specialist, rural emergency room physicians …

Telehealth

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

Evolution

Mouse Skin Cells Transformed Into Viable Eggs, Sperm And Babies

A similar treatment for infertile human couples is still decades off.<p>You may have begun as a spark in your parents' eyes, but in the Kyoto University lab of Katsuhiko Hayashi and Mitinori Saitou, baby mice begin life as… skin cells.<p>After a decade of work, the two biologists have developed a way to …

Liftware Spoon Helps With Parkinson's Tremors

A new smart spoon can be a vital tool in helping stabilize Parkinson’s tremors. San Francisco-based Lift Labs’ patented Liftware Spoon uses an …

New findings about the human genome bring us closer to schizophrenia treatment

An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The mental illness affecting some 24 million people worldwide has so far proven incurable, …

Lowest temperature for life discovered

Scientists have pinpointed the lowest temperature at which simple life can live and grow.<p>The study, published in PLoS One, reveals that below -20 °C, …

Biology

Shedding Light in the Night: How Solar Energy and Mobile Charging Improves Quality of Life in India

Changing Planet<p>In this installment of Digital Diversity, Gwen Kidera – Project Associate at S3IDF (<i>Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund</i>) – explains how their non-profit organisation provides underserved communities with Integrated Energy Centre carts (IECs) equipped with reliable …

Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

3 Technologies That Could Have Prevented This Summer's Train Crashes

Three distinctly different, deadly train accidents happened around the world this summer, but they might have been prevented with technology that already exists.

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital but his condition ‘remains critical and at times unstable’

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital.<p>The 95-year-old had been in hospital in Pretoria since June 8 after …